Ok, so i just got the Fan club newsletter in the mail Saturday. As usual, the magazine is a flimsy little thing. this is supposed to be "the fiction issue?" and yet theres like one page of fiction in it Features included Interview with Marty Isenberg This was interesting? but this very site did a more extensive interview- and i dare say a better one and it ran the day before tfcc got to me. One page "Dungeons and Dinobots" story (to be continued "this fall" on website) remember- this is the fiction issue. Bios for characters that will be in the comic to come with collector club nightbeat, so basically a really creative ad for their exclusive bios for Transtech Cheetor and Shockwave the latest installment of the story of the club combiners and i thought to myself that we pay a pretty hefty chunk to ... what? get this 6 times a year? Wheres the content? Once a year we get a couple of exclusive photos and then they wind up on the net the next day. Yeah we get the ability to buy stuff from the club store? but Hasbrotoyshop offers 95% of the same stuff. We get access to the boards- but i think this or seibertron or other leading websites are a better online community... why do we pay $40.00 or whatever a year for club membership? the toy? Its not like the website really works, or the exclusives are on time (werent seacons and nightbeat supposed to be ready for botcon?) So I guess i ask fandom assembled? why if you're a member? are you a member? If not? Why not? Because right now that last combiner piece is the only thing i can see getting me to renew next year, and even that'll be ebaygrabble for 25.00 after a month or two, thx for listening.